NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:02:21 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park World Tai Chi Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/bryant-park-world-tai-chi-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/bryant-park-world-tai-chi-day Date: April 27, 2013

Kick off the season with free classes and a continuous demonstration of Tai Chi to celebrate this global holiday. Presented by the Tai Chi Chuan Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Street Games 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/street-games-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/street-games-2013 Date: April 27, 2013

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company will host the 6th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem!

Street Games celebrates the classic street games from the ’60s and ’70s and introduces them to a new generation of kids with a modern spin! Pogo sticks, double-dutch, hula hoops, and yo-yos are just some of the activities that you and your family can try out at this popular annual event. With new activities being added each year, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

For more information, and a full list of events, please visit our Street Games page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7934, -73.9332 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 27, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/bryant-park-games Date: April 27, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 27, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: April 27, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Yoga class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. This is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Meet at the entrance to the running track.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 27, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: April 27, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/pop-up-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/pop-up-audubon Date: April 27, 2013

Nature on the Go: Fun in the Forest - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
We will use the last-remaining forest in Brooklyn as a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat (trees) and discover the important role forests play in providing different habitats for the Park’s wildlife. This program includes hand-on activities and a nature walk through the forest.

Nature’s Helpers - 2 p.m.
Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Discovery Tour - 4 p.m.
Learn what birds eat from trees, early spring migration, and discover the layers within the forest.

Note: Pop-Up Audubon will be at the Prospect Park Fair on April 20. Meet us at the Bandshell. April 20 only.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Pruning Primer at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/pruning-primer-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/pruning-primer-at-wave-hill Date: April 27, 2013

Are your garden tools clean, sharp and ready for your spring chores? Observe and learn as students from Wave Hill’s Forest Project Summer Collaborative demonstrate the care and maintenance of hand pruners. Arbor Week event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 12:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/forest-crew-training-session Date: April 27, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Basics Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/gardening-basics-workshop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/gardening-basics-workshop-series Date: April 27, 2013

Join us for these basic organic vegtable gardening workshops in celebration of National Garden Month. Learn about designing your garden plot, composting, and plant care.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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<![CDATA[Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/orienteering Date: April 27, 2013

Learn how to navigate using a map and compass on our Orienteering programs.

Orienteering programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 1:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA["The Proper Cut" Pruning Demonstration at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/the-proper-cut-pruning-demonstration-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/the-proper-cut-pruning-demonstration-at-wave-hill Date: April 27, 2013

Even healthy trees and shrubs may require occasional pruning. Join students from Wave Hill’s Forest Project as they discuss tool selection and demonstrate proper cutting techniques for woody plants in the Abrons Woodland. Arbor Week event.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Best Trees for the Small Garden at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/best-trees-for-the-small-garden-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/best-trees-for-the-small-garden-at-wave-hill Date: April 27, 2013

Are you thinking about planting a tree for your yard but overwhelmed by the choices? Enjoy a spring walk around Wave Hill as a garden interpreter highlights some great trees with four seasons of interest, suitably scaled to the smaller garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155e249beffd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tours at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill Date: April 27, 2013

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s spring exhibition, Drawn to Nature, which features the work of seven artists who use drawing to convey a deep connection to the natural world. In the Sunroom Project Space, Matthew Jensen’s installation showcases found objects from the east and west coasts of the Bronx. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2PM. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all day.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155feb00dfab.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/history-in-your-hands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/history-in-your-hands Date: April 27, 2013

Our farm plots are almost ready for spring planting. We need your help to rotate and sift our compost, then spread it in the plots to enrich the soil. Afterwards you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant a seed in it to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Voices/Voces Theater Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/voicesvoces-theater-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/voicesvoces-theater-performance Date: April 27, 2013

Upper Manhattan teens join with the People's Theatre Project and Seven Stories Institute for the culminating performance of their VOICES/VOCES program. The participants study the role of youth throughout history in the struggle for justice and work together to create their own theatrical protest piece on their role as youth and artists in Northern Manhattan today.

This event is free, but advanced registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008 to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/513617adf3294.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House celebrates Classical Music with The Janus Trio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/the-old-stone-house-celebrates-classical-music-with-the-janus-trio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/27/the-old-stone-house-celebrates-classical-music-with-the-janus-trio Date: April 27, 2013

Brooklyn-based janus was formed in 2002 with the goal of creating and presenting new repertoire for the trio through commissioning projects and works-in-process collaborations. Named after Janus, the Roman god whose double-faced image peers into the past and future, the trio maintains the established tradition for the instrumentation while breaking new ground into unexplored sonic frontiers. Beginning with Debussy and including Toru Takemitsu, André Jolivet, Sophia Gubaidulina and Kaija Saariaho, composers have been allured by this intriguing combination of something bowed, something blown, and something plucked.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-04-27 2013-04-27 8:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:21 EDT